PEPSA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a current PEPSA Member in good standing or a spouse/child/grandchild/stepchild of a PEPSA Member in good standing.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend, or already enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited educational institution, a public or private college, university, community or technical college.
  • Members of PEPSA’s Board of Directors or their children or grandchildren shall not be eligible.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit:
  • Original Signed Application including PEPSA member’s name of parents/guardian.
  • 3 Character References, including one by a public employee who is not a relative.
  • Most recent Official High School/College transcript with G.P.A.
  • Typed essay on “The Role & Value of Public Employees in our Society”.
  • Typed Statement of Financial Need.

 

Judging

Applicants will be awarded a maximum of 100 points in four categories:

  • Scholarship Standing (GPA and/or SAT or ACT scores) - 25 points
  • Extra-curricular and volunteer activities and Leadership and Community Involvement - 25 points
  • Essay - 25 points
  • Character References - 25 points


All scholarship applications become the exclusive property of PEPSA.  

This decision of the selection committee is final, and not subject to review.

Administrative/Award Procedures 
Scholarship funds will be paid jointly to the institution and the recipient and sent directly to the school, per each school’s requirements.

Include the following for each entry:
Company Name
Dates of Employment
Address/City/State
Position
Type of Work
Salary/Rate of Pay

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  Fluent
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I SWEAR, OR AFFIRM THAT THE ATTACHED ESSAY IS MY ORIGINAL WORK, AND ALL OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION IS TRUE AND CORRECT.  I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THE SUBMITTED MATERIALS BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES PENSION SERVICE ASSOCIATION.  I AGREE TO COOPERATE WITH PEPSA IN PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, AND SHOULD I BE SELECTED AS A RECIPIENT, GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO USE MY NAME AND PHOTO IN PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES.  I AGREE THAT PEPSA MAY CONDUCT A CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC VIOLATION BACKGROUND CHECK ON ME.

Enclose completed application, typed personal essay, official high school/college transcript, three character references and ACT or SAT scores in sealed envelope and mail to the following address.  All applications must be received by April 30, 2018.

  Check to indicate that you have read the above statement.
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